Kelly Chuquihuanca

Kelly is a senior in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources with a focus in Higher Education. In 2016, she graduated with honors from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture with an Associate of Applied Science in Animal Science. After graduation she hopes to go to graduate school and earn a Master’s degree in Education.

Kelly is originally from Peru. She moved to the United States 7 years ago and loves to meet new people and help others. She participated in METAS her freshman year, a mentoring program for new students, and then her sophomore year became a mentor in the program. She was also a KUBE mentor for a middle school student her sophomore year. This summer Kelly worked as an Orientation Assistant at the office of Academic Programs, helping incoming students in CAHNR which inspired her to pursue a career in Education.

High School Attended: Sor Ana de Los Angeles in Peru and Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

Favorite Dairy Bar Ice Cream Flavor: Coconut and Salted Caramel Crunch

Three Pieces of Advice for Prospective Students:

  1. Get involved!! Don’t be afraid to meet and talk to new people. By joining clubs you can make new friends and learn more about the campus, people and your major.
  2. Do not study the day BEFORE the exam because you think the class is easy. One of the things I have learned from personal experience is to not underestimate a class. Plan ahead of time and spread your work, do not try to memorize everything in one day because you will forget by the next morning.
  3. Go to class. Sometimes a lot of the questions or small details are given in class and you do not want to miss those because they could end up being on the exam so take a lot of notes.